Posting after 14 hour flight...

ReallyBigFeet

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Wifi off (obviously), screen brightness set at 70%, fully charged iPad 3:

-watched 8hrs 26m of 720p MKVs movies
-read iBooks for 2hrs 40m
-played the new Sky Gamblers game for just under an hour

Just over 12 hours use.

Still have 7% power remaining. Wow! I've done this flight before with my iPad2 with lower-res movies and it would conk out at 9 hours.
 

1080p

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Wifi off (obviously), screen brightness set at 70%, fully charged iPad 3:

-watched 8hrs 26m of 720p MKVs movies
-read iBooks for 2hrs 40m
-played the new Sky Gamblers game for just under an hour

Just over 12 hours use.

Still have 7% power remaining. Wow! I've done this flight before with my iPad2 with lower-res movies and it would conk out at 9 hours.
Why did you have WiFi off? I have been on many flights that offer Wi-Fi service...
 

TSloper

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Lol I own both

Far from a 3rd gen hater just speaking from experience it's very hard to beat the battery life of the 2nd ipad
So from your iPad 2 experience the iPad 3 isn't capable of longer run time in some use cases? :rolleyes:
 

vincenz

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That tells you how much wifi/LTE/3G drains the battery. Pretty impressive numbers.
 

ewo1992

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Wifi off (obviously), screen brightness set at 70%, fully charged iPad 3:

-watched 8hrs 26m of 720p MKVs movies
-read iBooks for 2hrs 40m
-played the new Sky Gamblers game for just under an hour

Just over 12 hours use.

Still have 7% power remaining. Wow! I've done this flight before with my iPad2 with lower-res movies and it would conk out at 9 hours.
Airplane mode on, screen brightness less than 50 played a game (airtycooon 2) not data intensive 30 min 4% battery drain. That's about 12.5 hours of use. Seems about right.
 

ReallyBigFeet

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Long flights are 500% more tolerable with an iPad.
3X Amen to that.

Thought I'd mention that the iPad WAS warm to the touch, but since it was on the tray table across my lap (was in Business Class) it didn't really matter that much. But definitely warmer than my iPad 2 would have been after such a workout.
 

elmz

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I've also noticed better battery life with my new iPad that my 2. Under constant heavy gaming with Order & Chaos, Infinity Blade 2, and Modern Combat 3 my 2 would deplete much quicker.
 

gordonnay

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I work for an airline as a flight attendant/cabin crew and the explosion in iPads being used over the past 12 months has been amazing! I was on a flight the other day and i counted 30 in the economy cabin alone of a 747!! god i wish i had apple shares!!!
 

Buildbright

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Thanks for sharing OP.

To the negative commenters "get a life". Scared people who challenge every little detail in a threads poster. If you don't agree just move on.
 

tdream

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Wifi off (obviously), screen brightness set at 70%, fully charged iPad 3:

-watched 8hrs 26m of 720p MKVs movies
-read iBooks for 2hrs 40m
-played the new Sky Gamblers game for just under an hour

Just over 12 hours use.

Still have 7% power remaining. Wow! I've done this flight before with my iPad2 with lower-res movies and it would conk out at 9 hours.
Nice!

What app did you use to watch 720p movies?
 

JeffMorse

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AVPlayerHD. Great app, no conversions to mp4 required. Special thanks to poster Imperial for turning me on to it.
great thread, thank you.

So I just bought AVPlayerHD per your suggestion, but can't seem to load avi movies into itunes. Any suggestions?
 

Redjericho

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great thread, thank you.

So I just bought AVPlayerHD per your suggestion, but can't seem to load avi movies into itunes. Any suggestions?
Try simply changing the file extension to .mp4 without any conversion or anything, just rename it from moviename.avi. To moviename.mp4 and see if it works.
 

JeffMorse

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According to the website looks like all I need to do is copy the files directly into my itunes movies folder. If this doesn't work I'll try your way. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

ReallyBigFeet

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Not quite, although perhaps that method would work.

All you have to do is plug in iPad, boot up iTunes, click on your iPad and then the Apps tab for same. Scroll down to the files section of that tab and click on AVPlayerHD. Then you simply use the navigation pane to the right of that to select .AVI, .MKV or whatever other kind of file you want to drop onto AVPlayerHD. Let the files copy, then disconnect your iPad and you are all set.